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Cheyenne Jackson opens up about sexual harassment in Hollywood: 'I have stories too'

He talks about fans touching him inappropriately

Cheyenne Jackson opens up about sexual harassment in Hollywood: 'I have stories too'
Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson joins the throngs of voices opening up about Hollywood’s problem with sexual harassment.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM Progress, Jackson and his Hello Again co-star Martha Plimpton, discussed the various stories of sexual abuse coming out of Hollywood currently.

Plimpton said the stories resonated with her as she’s experienced harassment in the entertainment industry.

Then Jackson spoke up: ‘Yes, I have to echo, kind of verbatim, what [Martha] said. I have stories too.’

‘I mean, definitely, I have felt like a piece of meat so much,’ he continued.

‘And part of it, you start to think, like, maybe it’s – because the first couple of parts I did are so based sexually on how I look ― and is it my fault? And maybe like I’m putting that out there that I’m like this hunky thing.’

You can listen to the exchange here:

He further opened up about personal experiences and observations about Hollywood.

One time when he played Elvis on Broadway he faced particularly forward fans.

‘I remember playing Elvis on Broadway and then afterwards, at the stage door, women like, fully putting their hands down my pants,’ he said. ‘And grabbing my leg and grabbing my butt. It’s like, “Because you’re playing Elvis I’m allowed to touch you and grab you however I want.”‘

Within the industry, he commented he hasn’t ‘felt personally victimized’. However, he also said he’s glad ‘this lid has blown up, because things are changing’.

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